Cristiano Ronaldo could be stripped of captaincy for Switzerland tie

Portugal manager Fernando Santos has refused to confirm whether Cristiano Ronaldo will captain his side in Tuesday’s World Cup last 16 match against Switzerland. Ronaldo gestured as he left the pitch after being substituted during Portugal’s 2-1 defeat to South Korea, something that hasn’t pleased his manager. Speaking ahead of the match against Switzerland, Santos …

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French media take aim at Manchester United captain Harry Maguire ahead of World Cup quarter-final clash

Gareth Southgate&aposs side secured their spot in the next round of the World Cup after defeating reigning Africa Cup of Nations champions Senegal 3-0 in the Round of 16. The Three Lions took the lead through Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson, before Harry Kane and Bukayo Saka scored to set up a quarter-final clash with France. …

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World Cup 202: We are hurt by the early exit – Uruguay FA member Eduardo Ache

A member of the Executive Council of the Uruguayan Football Association (AUF), Eduardo Ache has bemoaned the decisions of officiating that went against the national team. According to him, some decisions that should have gone the way of Uruguay were not given although there was VAR in place. Speaking in an interview, he said it …

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Manchester United star Alejandro Garnacho sent stark warning over contract talks

Garnacho, 18, continues to see his stock rise during a breakthrough season for Manchester United in which he has emerged as part of their first-team plans. He netted vital goals against Real Sociedad and Fulham as United look to the future with Cristiano Ronaldo no longer at the club. Manchester Evening News understands contract talks …

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World Cup 2022: There was no spirit of urgency – Ex-Nigeria star Julius Aghahowa criticises Black Stars players after Uruguay defeat

Former Super Eagles striker Julius Aghahowa criticized Ghana’s game plan and mentality following a 2-0 defeat to Uruguay in the World Cup. The Black Stars were eliminated after the first round of the tournament following a 2-0 defeat to Uruguay. After defeating South Korea in their second group game, the Black Stars needed a draw …

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World Cup 2022: Ex-Nigeria international blames Daniel Amartey for Uruguay’s first goal against Ghana

Former Nigerian international, Efan Ekoku believes some players in the Black Stars did not do well in the final Group H match in the World Cup against Uruguay. According to him, defender Daniel Amartey is to be blamed for the first goal of Uruguay after kicking the air in an attempt to clear the cross. …

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Analysis: Endrick Felipe or Erling Haaland for 2024? Real Madrid face a tough dilemma

Real Madrid’s glorious European domination, five Champions Leagues in eight years, has been the envy of many and undoubtedly one of the most successful in the club’s history. It also comes with an extra degree of difficulty, the greater their achievements become – how to replace the golden generation? A quick look at rivals Barcelona …

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Harry Kane praises Jude Bellingham: “He’s got everything.”

Speaking after England’s 3-0 win against Senegal in the Round of 16, England captain Harry Kane praised the performance of Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham (19). “I think he’s a fantastic player,” said Kane. “He has everything with and without the ball, presses really well, gets around the pitch, tackles. With the ball he can …

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World Cup 2022: The game against Uruguay was very tough – Ghana defender Daniel Amartey

Ghana international, Daniel Amartey has taken comfort in the fact that Uruguay failed to advance to the Round 16 stage of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. According to the defender, the final Group H match against the Uruguayans was a very difficult one. He said it took a great deal of effort to deny the …

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Three Manchester United fixtures in February rearranged for TV by the Premier League

The first game of the month against Crystal Palace at Old Trafford will still take place on Saturday 4 February at 3pm, but the matches against Leeds United, Leicester City and Brentford have all been rescheduled. Erik ten Hag&aposs side will now face off against Leeds at 2pm on Sunday 12 February, with the clash …

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World Cup 2022: Nigerians reacts as Ghana coach Otto Addo steps down after early exit at mundial

Football fanatics in Nigeria have reacted to Otto Addo’s decision to step down as coach of the Black Stars after World Cup exit. The Black Stars were eliminated after the first round of the tournament following a 2-0 defeat to Uruguay. After defeating South Korea in their second group game, the Black Stars needed a …

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Why you should vote for Diogo Dalot as your Manchester United Fans’ Footballer of the Year

The past 12 months have been a memorable period for the 23-year-old, who has gone from being judged as substandard to being hailed as undroppable. He has former interim boss Ralf Rangnick to thank for his long-term break in the starting XI. Dalot was the Germans clear first-choice right-back in the second half of last …

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World Cup 2022: Luis Suarez blasts FIFA for not allowing him meet his wife and children after Ghana victory

Uruguay striker Luis Suarez has expressed his displeasure after FIFA denied him access to meet his wife and children after the 2-0 win over Ghana at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Ghana skipper Andre Ayew missed a penalty in the 21st minute as his kick was saved by Uruguay goalkeeper Sergio Rochet following a …

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World Cup 2022: Midfielder Kudus Mohammed speaks highly of Andre Ayew despite penalty miss against Uruguay

Ghana midfielder Kudus Mohammed has described Andre Ayew as a great leader and captain despite his penalty miss during the Uruguay encounter. Ayew had the opportunity to give Ghana the advantage in the 17th minute after the Black Stars were award a penalty, but the 32-year-old missed from the spot. Uruguay defeated Ghana 2-0, courtesy …

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World Cup 2022: Otto Addo thanks GFA boss Kurt Okraku for letting him do his work as Black Stars coach

Otto Addo has heaped praise on the Ghana Football Association President Kurt Okraku for not interfering in his job as Black Stars head coach The 47-year-old is expected to vacate his position as the coach of the senior national team and return to Borussia Dortmund when his short-term contract expires at the end of December. …

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FEATURE: Uruguay, Ghana have 4 more years to haunt each other after World Cup result gives both the boot

There was an incredible moment of menace before Uruguay and Ghana had even managed to kick off. During the pre-match handshakes, Uruguay’s Luis Suarez made his way to Ghana’s André Ayew and reached out his hand. Ayew took it, but when he did, he lowered his chin and lifted his eyes, showing mostly the whites …

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Trent Alexander-Arnold lauds Man City star Kevin De Bruyne as the ‘best midfielder in the world’

De Bruyne has registered 89 goals and 134 appearances for the Blues since arriving at the Etihad Stadium from German side Wolfsburg in 2015. The 31-year-old is currently fifth in the Premier League all-time assists list – 67 behind leading assister Ryan Giggs. The midfielder has won a host of team and individual accolades during …

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Manchester United ace Lisandro Martinez makes ‘goosebumps’ admission about Lionel Messi

The Albiceleste suffered a surprise defeat to Saudi Arabia in their opening match in Qatar, but have since won three games in a row and progressed to the quarter-finals thanks to a last-16 victory over Australia. Paris Saint-Germain superstar Messi scored the first goal for Argentina, before Manchester City ace Julian Alvarez grabbed the second. …

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World Cup 2022: Luis Suarez criticises referee’s decision not to award Uruguay late penalty against Ghana

Uruguay striker Luis Suarez has blasted referee Daniel Siebert for not awarding his side a late penalty in their 2-0 win over Ghana at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The incident came after Liverpool forward Darwin Nunez was taken down by Daniel Amartey inside the Ghana box. The referee was told by the Video …

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There was no approach by GFA to play for Black Stars – Danny Welbeck reveals

Brighton and Hove Albion forward, Danny Welbeck, has revealed that there was no approach by the Ghana Football Association (GFA) over a possible nationality switch from England to Ghana.  The former Arsenal and Manchester United forward was born in the UK to Ghanaian parents and made. Welbeck made his debut for the Three Lions as a substitute …

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